Richard and Lindsey Johns announce new gastropub

By Sophie Witts contact

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The Hovingham Inn gastropub Richard Lindsey Johns

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Restaurateurs Richard and Lindsey Johns are to launch their latest gastropub in North Yorkshire later this year.

It comes after the couple closed their Raskelf restaurant Rascills,​ which was recommended in the Michelin Guide and Good Food Guide, last month.

They have taken on the Malt Shovel pub in the village of Hovingham, and are planning to refurbish and reopen it as The Hovingham Inn by early 2019.

Richard will cook while Lindsey will oversee front of house, and the pair say the food will focus on “modern British classics”.

There are also plans to open up four en-suite overnight rooms at the pub in the first year.

“The food will be generous, satisfying and not overly fussy,” says the couple.

“It is envisaged food will served throughout the week both lunch and evening, in addition to all day bar food, as and where appropriate. Roasts on Sunday will be special!”

Richard and Lindsey previously ran the well-regarded Artisan restaurant in Hessle from 2004-13.

They took on The Falcon Inn in Withernick in 2014, earning it a recommendation in the Michelin Guide, but left in 2016 to help their friend Andrew Pern set up his York restaurant. 

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